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2015 Federal Election Results

October 19th has come and gone, and the results from the 42nd Canadian general election are finally in. Kingston and the Islands remained a Liberal stronghold, with the party recording their tenth consecutive win in our riding. With the retirement of our previous Member of Parliament, Ted Hsu, the Limestone

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Six Questions For Daniel Beals

Daniel Beals is an experienced and community-based leader and representative with a background in activism, social justice, and community and economic development. In 2011, Daniel’s campaign received 21.4% support in the federal election- the highest result for the NDP in the history of Kingston and the Islands. Much of the

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#ygkChallenge: Vote!

The #ygkChallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something

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Kingston and the Islands Early Election Prediction

In 9 days, parliament will officially break for the summer, nudging a majority of MPs and starry eyed hopefuls onto the treacherous campaign trail. While the date of the next federal election is still months away, for many Canadians, and perhaps many Kingstonians, October 19th can not come soon enough. 

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A Hsu In

It was a nail biting, photo finish in Kingston and the Islands last night, as we elected our next Member of Parliament.  When the final ballots were counted, Liberal Party candidate Ted Hsu emerged victorious, netting 2,291 more votes than the second place finisher, Conservative candidate, Alicia Gordon.  Mr. Hsu

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Six Questions for Daniel Beals

A few weeks ago we invited all of the local federal candidates to answer questions that had been submitted by Kingstonist’s contributors and readers. The main goal of this initiative was to establish each candidate’s position on standard set of issues ranging from Prison Farms to usage-based billing and sustainability.

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Who Will Win?

Today is your last opportunity to beat long lines and take advantage of advance polling.  But if you’re like me, and you haven’t totally made up your mind, rest assured that all of the local candidates and federal party leaders will be pulling out all the stops over the next

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Ask Our Federal Candidates

According to CBC, over 4 million Canadians tuned in to watch the English version of the federal leaders debate last week.  Now if only we could figure out a way to vote via television on May 2nd, Canada might have a chance at improving our deplorable voter turnout.  While 62%

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Kingston and the Islands Election Predictions

Over the past few weeks, elected representatives and local hopefuls of all stripes have been making the rounds in an effort to connect with voters.  While running errands this past weekend, I noticed a billboard along John Counter Boulevard, which suggested that Kingstonians should vote for the newly crowned, local

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